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Arbikosov vortex and Heisenberg

  1. Jan 6, 2012 #1
    I'm studying superconductors and I began to wonder about Abrikosov vortices. They possess a precise quantum flux (h/e), and are also localized in space enough to be exactly pin-pointed by experimental techniques. As it is some kind of a quantum object, shouldn't these vortex properties not commute with something? Are there any quantum uncertainties associated with it?
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  3. Jan 7, 2012 #2


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    Generally speaking, the superconducting phase commutes with charge(=the number of Cooper pairs). This is certainly true for phase qubits, and although I don't remember the details I assume the same would be true for e.g. a vrotex qubit (not that anyone has even succesfully demonstrated one)
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